Analyst Profile

Joanne Kopcho

Joanne Kopcho

VP Analyst

12 years at Gartner ,  30 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Joanne Kopcho is Research Vice President with Gartner's Program and Portfolio Management team. Ms. Kopcho's research focus includes business transformation programs, program management and integrated portfolio management topics. Her background includes international consulting and management experience across several Fortune 100 companies, including financial services, high tech and telecommunications, retail/manufacturing, and the public sector. She has expertise leading the integration of strategic planning, governance and organizational improvement practices for project, program and portfolio management, including the integration of these practices in agile approaches and IT service management.


Previous Experience

Ms. Kopcho has over 29 years of experience in the IT industry. Before joining Gartner, she started her career in quality and process management, where she was responsible for the establishment of project/program management standards and product management execution methods. She acted as global process and methods lead across several regional and global teams, providing project application and infrastructure IT outsourcing services.

Professional Background

Capgemini, Senior Manager, 3 years
IBM, Microelectronics, 5 years
Lucent Technologies/Telcordia Technologies, Member of Technical Staff, 7 years


B.A., English/Secondary Education, Marywood University, PA
M.S., Advanced Technologies, Binghamton University, NY



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